Neutral Perspective: Witches (Magic, Witch Doctors, Faith Healers, Mediums, Occult, Pagan, etc…) are “good” or “bad”?

These Are The 16 Types Of Witches Creating Magic All Around You thoughtcatalog.com
‘..Below are 16 examples of the different types of witches one can possibly become and some of the facts behind what sets each apart in the world of witchcraft. 16 different types of magical beings with their own beliefs, skills, and practices—no broomstick included…”

The Wizard Of Oz _ Are You A Good Witch Or A Bad Witch

Classifying Witchcrafts neopagan.net

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ASIA

-Philippines

The Mambabarang: The Black Magic of the Philippine Islands (Occult History Explained)

Witchcraft in the Philippines: as millennials fall under the spell, businesses are catching on Alixandra Vila

Published: 7:45am, 30 Jan, 2019 scmp.com
The rise of liberal millennials in the Philippines has brought witchcraft and the mystical forces of nature from the fringes into the mainstream
Businesses are joining in, with themed restaurants, occult bars, and beers celebrating the country’s mythological creatures
‘..Numerous records indicate that in pre-colonial Philippines, Filipinos worshipped Bathala, the Tagalog supreme deity who created the universe. They believed in engkantos, the spirits of ancestors or guardians of nature who are said to have the ability to appear in human form. Communities were dominated by babaylans (shamans) and mananambals (witches) that practise sacred rituals and magic.
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“I go to different parts of the country to seek ingredients,” Demetrio says. “I go to the mountains, the jungle, talk to local people, including witch doctors who are known to have knowledge about rare ingredients found only in our land. It is through them that I learned to respect all that nature provides. I was inspired by them to transform these ingredients into something that would be enjoyed by whoever comes here.”
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Siquijor – The Healing Island

Siquijor Witches Part 1 | Filipino Legend

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Siquijor Witches Part 1 | Filipino Legend! Philippines might be famous for beaches but there is a more magical reason to visit. Witches in the mountains of Siquijor are a well know legend in the Philippines and today we went to find them.

Special thanks to @calamai.andrea for a couple of the drone shots. Check him out on Instagram.

Siquijor Witches Part 2 | Filipino Legend

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LMFAO. Just to clarify, that guy was an albularyo (from spanish herbolario, “herbalist”). They’re not really the ones who gave Siquijor its reputation. Honestly most of it is just sleight of hand. Don’t feel bad at laughing.

The original “witches” of Siquijor were actually shamans, called babaylan, who escaped Spanish prosecution. And they were almost always women or homosexual men. As shamans, they were the religious leaders of the villages. They didn’t need theatrics and magic tricks. Their main job was interceding. Talking to the spirit world for advice or healing or cursing enemies. Hence why it’s mostly women and gay men because they were believed to have female spirits who had a stronger connection to the spirit world (giving birth and all that).

This also meant that when the Spanish arrived and introduced Christianity they were the first to go. They were reduced to being “healers” (usually doing things like therapeutic massage or hilot, setting bones, or midwifery), while Catholic priests took over their religious roles. A few babaylan attempted to lead revolts against the Spanish because of this, but all of them failed. As a result, almost none of the traditions survived. Modern albularyo are a far cry from the babaylan.

Jonathan Legg visits a #hilot faith healer or #arbulario (witch doctor) in #Manila #Philippines

We Meet a Witch Doctor Artist at Lugnasan Falls, Siquijior

Witch of Siquijor Island

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There were many stories I have heard about this magical island named Siquijor, Philippines. People say it is famous for it’s healers. I have spent 4 days driving around this beautiful land, met amazing people, and found several healers. Since most of them using the same techniques, I just filmed one witch called Annie. It was interesting to try smoke healing. Have a look. Do not forget to subscribe. Have a great day. Follow me on instagram, as I usually post more there soul_laundry

philippines uncut episode on witchcraft fact or fiction (last part)

Neutral Perspective

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BLACK MAGIC AND WHITE MAGIC? wiccaliving.com

ASIAN

-Philippines
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Philippines : Witch doctors / Faith healers (really?)

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Sometimes i think mabe , sometimes i think not as my lack of understanding and belief … how about you ? … Oh you got the point as i think i said the word “witch doctor” about 18 times !! 🙂

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Africa

-Zambia

CHRISTIAN CONFRONTS WITCH DOCTOR

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Man of God, Jim Williams gives an incredible testimony of confronting a witch doctor in the bush of Zambia, Africa.

-Zimbabwe

Testimony| Ex Witch Doctor surrenders life to Jesus Christ (1 of 3)

Americas

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When my parents brought me to a witch doctor I became demon possessed // John Zavlaris

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Cuban Witch Doctor

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Colby Gardner, a missionary with Adventures in Missions, tells about his ministry and a life changing event with a witch doctor from his trip to Cuba.

Colby is an amazing man of God and is being used in such incredible ways. Check out the rest of his experiences out on the mission field and see how sold out He is to following Jesus, by checking out his blog.

Colbygardner.myadventures.org

->Mexico

Face to Face with a Shapeshifting Witch Doctor | David Hogan

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-South America

witch doctor testimony

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-Indonesia

WITCH DOCTOR REPENTS & TURNS TO JESUS

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witch-doctors healing ‘christians’ who have no POWER.

-Vietnam

From Witch Doctor to Apostle – Pastor Paul Ai – August 20, 2017

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Pastor Paul Ai shares his amazing testimony from a witch doctor in Vietnam to apostle to the nations for Christ.

AUSTRALIA

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A WITCH BECOMES A CHRISTIAN?

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A WITCH BECOMES A CHRISTIAN?
Michelle Warren started attending a spiritualist church after the loss of her grandmother. This led her into spiritual practices and witchcraft. She had an encounter with the devil and she realised that she had to change her ways. Michelle now pastors a new church in South Wales and has an overseas ministry in Kenya. Michelle covers a teaching on Halloween as well as providing a real warning about getting involved in detestable practices. You need to encourage all your family and friends to watch this.
*see Deep Thought: Does “curiosity” really “kill the cat”? & Bringing a different treat in Halloween goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com
48 minute mark “deliverance” after accepting Jesus into her life

Miscellaneous

THE DANGERS OF WITCHCRAFT , TV TALKSHOW WITH EX WITCHDOCTOR ALLAN RICH

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Tv Talkshow for Messiah TV with guest Allan Rich ex witchdoctor.
More exclusive non edited videos on http://www.sharing-center.com
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Sorcery and Drugs In Opening The Last Days Spirit Portal – Dr Future Interview

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History

How Witches’ Brews Helped Bring Modern Drugs to Market By Helen Thompson smithsonian.com October 31, 2014 smithsonianmag.com

Got nausea, headaches or heart trouble? You can thank medieval witches’ potions for helping to cure what ails you
“..Perhaps the most striking example of witchcraft’s influence on medicine comes from psychotropic plant compounds associated with “flying ointments,” salves reportedly created as magical aids during the height of the European witch-hunting craze in the 1500s and 1600s. In 1545, Spanish physician Anres Laguna provided an account of one such ointment found at the residence of an elderly couple suspected of witchcraft:..”
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The Marketing of Madness: The Truth About Psychotropic Drugs
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The Marketing of Madness is the definitive documentary on the psychiatric drugging industry. Here is the real story of the high income partnership between psychiatry and drug companies that has created an $80 billion psychotropic drug profit center.

*see Mental Health: Natural Alternative Treatments? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Psychotropic Medications

Classes Of Psychotropic Medications dfps.state.tx.us
“..The classes (types) of psychotropic medications are:

Stimulants
Antidepressants
Antipsychotics
Mood stabilizers
Antianxiety agents
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Stimulants

Stimulants: Commonly Abused And Dangerous Drugs … rehabspot.com
“..Stimulants are some of the most commonly abused drugs in the world, despite the fact that they are highly addictive and dangerous….

Stimulants, also commonly referred to as “uppers,” can provide euphoric and calming sensations along with an elevated mood as a result of an increase of dopamine levels within the brain. The effects depend on the type of stimulant taken, lasting from a few minutes to a few hours. They can be taken orally, snorted, or injected….”

*see Health: How to “get out” of drug addiction? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Antidepressants
*see Health: How to deal with depression? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Antidepressants Side Effects, List, Types, Uses, and Alcohol Interactions

Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD medicinenet.com

Pharmacology – ANTIDEPRESSANTS – SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs, MAOIs, Lithium ( MADE EASY)

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Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of major depressive disorders as well as other conditions including anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), eating disorders, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some chronic pain. Most antidepressants act by increasing the synaptic availability of serotonin, norepinephrine, or dopamine. This pharmacology lecture covers topics such as monoamine hypothesis of depression, bipolar disorder, role of serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, monoamine receptors, mechanism of action of antidepressants; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), atypical antidepressants, and Lithium. Antidepressants mentioned include: Citalopram, Escitalopram, Fluoxetine, Fluvoxamine, Paroxetine, Sertraline, Venlafaxine, Desvenlafaxine, Duloxetine, Levomilnacipran, Amitriptyline, Amoxapine, Clomipramine, Desipramine, Doxepin, Imipramine, Maprotiline, Nortriptyline, Protriptyline, Isocarboxazid, Phenelzine, Tranylcypromine, Selegiline, Bupropion, Mirtazapine, Trazodone, Nefazodone, Vilazodone, and Vortioxetine.

Do Antidepressants Work or What?

Making Sense of Antidepressants & Health | The History, Logic and Current Science

Antipsychotics

Antipsychotic Medications camh.ca
Antipsychotic medications can reduce or relieve symptoms of psychosis, such as delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing something that is not there).
“… Antipsychotic medications are generally divided into two categories:

atypical (second generation) antipsychotics
typical (first generation) antipsychotics

The main difference between the two types of antipsychotics is that the first generation drugs block dopamine and the second generation drugs block dopamine and also affect serotonin levels. Evidence suggests that some of the second generation drugs have milder movement-related side-effects than the first generation drugs. ..”

Typical and Atypical Antipsychotic Agents goodtherapy.org

Antipsychotics: Classification and Side Effects – Psychiatry | Lecturio

Pharmacology – ANTIPSYCHOTICS (MADE EASY)

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Antipsychotics, also known as neuroleptics, are a class of drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression. Antipsychotics work by changing the way certain neurotransmitters (mainly dopamine) act in the brain. This pharmacology lecture covers topics such as schizophrenia, role of dopamine in the development of psychosis, dopamine pathways in the brain (Mesolimbic, Mesocortical, Nigrostriatal, Tuberoinfundibular), positive & negative symptoms of schizophrenia, dopamine & serotonin receptors, mechanism of action and side effects of antipsychotic drugs (1st generation typical & 2nd generation atypical). Drugs mentioned include; Haloperidol, Fluphenazine, Prochlorperazine, Trifluoperazine, Chlorpromazine, Aripiprazole, Clozapine, Lurasidone, Olanzapine, Quetiapine, Risperidone, and Ziprasidone.

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Thorazine (Chlorpromazine) Patient Information: Side Effects … rxlist.com

“I knew a day had lapsed when I got my thorazine”

Are your medications causing nutrient deficiency? Published: August, 2016 health.harvard.edu
Long-term doses of certain medications may rob you of calcium, folic acid, and crucial B vitamins…

And other medications may cause deficiencies of several nutrients at a time. For example, some diuretics to lower blood pressure can deplete magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Another example: PPIs can cause low calcium and magnesium levels, as well as low B12 levels.

In addition to PPIs, statins, and diuretics, common offenders include anticonvulsants and corticosteroids, both of which may reduce levels of calcium and vitamin D; the diabetes drug metformin (Glucophage, Riomet), which may reduce levels of folic acid and vitamin B12; and the Parkinson’s drugs levodopa and carbidopa (Sinemet), which may reduce levels of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folic acid.
Detecting the impact

You may not have obvious symptoms that a medication is robbing you of certain nutrients. That’s where your doctor’s supervision comes in. “Physicians are good about checking levels, such as potassium in people taking diuretics,” says Dr. Carr.

Still, it’s helpful to ask your doctor, in advance, if a medication you take is putting you at risk for nutrient depletion. Read the literature that comes with your prescription, and look up more about the drug on reliable websites, such as http://www.medlineplus.gov from the National Institutes of Health…

Symptoms of nutrient deficiency

If you have these symptoms …

… you may have

Muscle cramps, irregular heartbeat, mood changes

Low magnesium..”
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Medicines that INCREASE Your Risk of Dementia (Updated List 2019)

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We take medication expecting it to make us better, or make us feel better. The last thing we want is to take a medication for one thing, and have it make something much more important get worse.

If you are taking any of the Anti-Cholinergics as a long-term medication, then that is exactly what might be happening. You might be taking something to help you sleep or to lessen muscle spasms, and what it might be doing in the background is increasing your risk of developing dementia. Do you take any of the medications I discuss?

Here is the list, it is not complete, but contains all the most common drugs:
Amitriptyline (Elavil) [high AC activity]
Atropine [high AC activity]
Benztropine (Cogentin) [high AC activity]
Chlorpheniramine (Actifed, Chlor-Trimeton, etc.) [high AC activity]
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) [high AC activity]
Clomipramine (Anafranil) [high AC activity]
Clozapine (Clozaril) [high AC activity]
Cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Fexmid, Flexeril) [moderate AC activity]
Cyproheptadine (Periactin) [moderate AC activity]
Desipramine (Norpramin) [high AC activity]
Dexchlorpheniramine (Polaramine) [high AC activity]
Dicyclomine (Bentyl) [high AC activity]
Diphenhydramine (Advil PM, Aleve PM, Benadryl, Tylenol PM, Unisom, etc.) [high AC activity]
Doxepin (Adapin, Silenor, Sinequan) [high AC activity]
Fesoterodine (Toviaz) [moderate to high AC activity]
Hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril) [high AC activity]
Hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Levbid, Levsin, Levsinex) [high AC activity]
Imipramine (Tofranil) [high AC activity]
Meclizine (Antivert, Bonine) [high AC activity]
Mepenzolate (Cantil) [high AC activity]
Nortriptyline (Pamelor) [high AC activity]
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) [high AC activity]
Orphenadrine (Norflex) [high AC activity]
Oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol) [high AC activity]
Paroxetine (Brisdelle, Paxil) [low AC activity]
Perphenazine (Trilafon) [high AC activity]
Prochlorperazine (Compazine) [moderate AC activity]
Promethazine (Phenergan) [high AC activity]
Protriptyline (Vivactil) [high AC activity]
Pseudoephedrine HCl [moderate to high AC activity]
Scopolamine (Transderm Scop) [high AC activity]
Thioridazine (Mellaril) [high AC activity]
Tolterodine (Detrol) [high AC activity]
Trifluoperazine (Stelazine) [high AC activity]
Trimipramine (Surmontil) [high AC activity]

Other drugs which have AC Activity and could pose a risk:
Alprazolam (Xanax) [low to moderate AC activity]
Amantadine (Symmetrel) [low AC activity]
Baclofen [moderate AC activity]
Brompheniramine [high AC activity]
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) [moderate AC activity]
Carbinoxamine (Arbinoxa) [moderate to high AC activity]
Carisoprodol (Soma) [moderate AC activity]
Cetirizine (Zyrtec) [moderate AC activity]
Cimetidine (Tagamet) [moderate AC activity]
Clemastine (Tavist) [moderate to high AC activity]
Clidinium & chlordiazepoxide (Librax) [low to moderate AC activity]
Clorazepate (Tranxene) [low AC activity]
Codeine [low AC activity]
Colchicine [low AC activity]
Darifenacin (Enablex) [moderate to high AC activity]
Digoxin (Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin) [low AC activity]
Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine, Gravol, etc) [high AC activity]
Diphenoxylate/atropine (Lomotil) [moderate to high AC activity]
Disopyramide (Norpace) [low to moderate AC activity]
Flavoxate (Urispas) [moderate AC activity]
Fluphenazine (Prolixin) [moderate AC activity]
Furosemide (Lasix) [low AC activity]
Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix, Dyazide, HydroDIURIL, Maxzide & others) [low AC activity]
Loperamide (Imodium) [moderate AC activity]
Loratadine (Alavert, Claritin) [moderate AC activity]
Loxapine (Loxitane) [moderate AC activity]
Maprotiline [low to moderate AC activity]
Meperidine (Demerol) [moderate AC activity]
Methocarbamol (Robaxin) [moderate AC activity]
Methotrimeprazine (Nozinan) [moderate AC activity]
Nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia) [low AC activity]
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) [moderate AC activity]
Orphenadrine (Norflex) [moderate AC activity]
Quetiapine (Seroquel) [moderate AC activity]
Procyclidine (Kemadrin) [moderate AC activity]
Propantheline (Pro-Banthine) [moderate to high AC activity]
Ranitidine (Zantac) [low AC activity]
Solifenacin (VESIcare) [low to moderate AC activityy]
Thiothixene (Navane) [high AC activity]
Tizanidine (Zanaflex) [high AC activity]
Tramadol (Ultram) [low AC activity]
Trihexyphenidyl (Artane) [high AC activity]
Trospium (Sanctura, Spasmex) [high AC activity]

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Violence

-Mass Shootings?
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VERIFY: In the past 20 years did the majority of mass shooters take psychotropic drugs?

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Experts say this claim is false: very few perpetrators have taken psychotropic medications, and there is no evidence linking them to mass shootings.
Criminologist James Fox says only a few perpetrators were ever found to have been taking psychotropic drugs like anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications.

Medication-Induced Violence | Do Psychiatric Drugs Play a Role in Mass Shootings? baumhedlundlaw.com
“…Psychiatric Medications and Violence
There is no question that many people use psychiatric medications, or give them to their children, and find them helpful. It is also true that children and adults experience extremely debilitating psychological states and need help.

There are, however, two very good reasons to examine the issue of medication-induced violence.

First, a large body of research has shown that psychiatric drugs can make people manic, psychotic, aggressive, suicidal, and homicidal. These are proven drug reactions, not symptoms of a mental illness. Unlike symptoms of a disorder, these reactions often disappear when the drug is withdrawn, or the dose lowered, and reappear when the drug is resumed…”

37 Mass Shooters Who Were On Antidepressants By Jerome London
Updated September 11, 2019 thoughtcatalog.com
“..Here are 39 mass shooters who were either on antidepressants at the time of their rampage, had abruptly quit taking their medication when they went on their spree, or had been prescribed antidepressants at some point in the past. None of this is to imply that antidepressants make certain people go on mass shootings—just as few people with guns go on shooting sprees, so do few people on antidepressants. But it is an area that is definitely worth researching…”

Mental Health Watchdog Releases New Report on Link Between Psychotropic Drugs & School/Mass Shootings NEWS PROVIDED BY
Citizens Commission on Human Rights International
Mar 22, 2018, 12:30 ET prnewswire.com
CCHR campaign launched to educate law enforcement, policy makers and school officials about violence- and suicide-inducing drug risks
“..The 64-page report details more than 60 examples of school and mass shootings, stabbings and senseless violent acts committed by those under the influence of psychotropic drugs or experiencing serious withdrawal from them.

..”

Mass Shootings & Psychiatric Drugs – SIGN THIS PETITION

27 international drug regulatory agency warnings confirm these drugs can cause side effects of mania, psychosis, violence, suicide and homicidal ideation. Individuals under the influence of these drugs have used planes, guns, bombs and swords in inexplicable acts of mass murder.

Greed?

Find Out If Your Doctor Takes Drug Company Money – YouTube

Now You Can Find Out If YOUR Doctor Is Being Bribed by Big Pharma By Dr. Mercola February 10, 2016 articles.mercola.com
“..According to ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” website, which you can use to find out if your doctor accepts money from the drug industry, 1,630 companies have made payments to more than 681,000 doctors, totaling more than $3.5 billion.2..”

Pharma Not in Business of Health, Healing, Cures, Wellness – YouTube

Does your doctor have ties to big pharma? How you’ll be able to find out By Amanda Cochran CBS News March 4, 2014, 1:05 PM cbsnews.com
“..The practice of pharmaceutical companies working with doctors to develop new medications to treat conditions and help promote those medications has been in place for decades, but Ornstein, who is investigating this practice, said, “The promotion part has gotten a lot of attention in recent years because drug companies have paid hundreds of millions and sometimes billions of dollars to settle lawsuits that have accused them of improper marketing and giving kickbacks to doctors.”..”

Fighting skyrocketing prescription drug prices – YouTube

Who’s responsible for the opioid epidemic? Doctors or pharmaceutical companies? 2018 Sep 30 Correspondent Bill Whitaker cbsnews.com
Dr. Barry Schultz is serving 157 years in prison after he prescribed enough opioids for a prosecutor to call him one of Florida’s, “most notorious drug dealers.” In his only interview, Schultz says he’s a scapegoat

Health Insurance Explained – The YouToons Have It … – YouTube

Recalls

Two more medications recalled for cancer risk – YouTube

-High Blood Pressure Meds
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Losartan Recall and Cancer Risk

“Pharmacist Tips
Published on Jan 30, 2019
Discussion of the losartan recall and the associated cancer risk. Talk about which losartan tablets are recalled and what to do about it. Also, Is it safe to take losartan? covered.
Video starts with a basic overview of losartan potassium. They I discuss some of the recalls found on the FDA website.
https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/uc…
https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/uc…
Touch on the importance of continuing the medication, contacting the pharmacy to determine if you have the affected lot numbers.
Is losartan without the contaminate associated with cancer.
https://academic.oup.com/ajhp/article…

Blood pressure drug recall Sandozs losartan potassium … – YouTube

“..As part of a growing number of blood pressure drug recalls, Torrent Pharmaceuticals has expanded its recall of losartan medication over concerns it contains a carcinogen.

Torrent said six additional lots of losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide tablets contain trace amounts of the probable human carcinogen N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), according to a notice shared Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration.

The India-based pharmaceutical company has already recalled 10 lots of losartan potassium tablets in the past two months, and since July, more than a dozen other recalls have been issued for common blood pressure medications.

The recalls have been linked to two overseas factories that made the drugs’ active ingredients, which the FDA has said it is investigating. The drugs have been found to contain either NDEA or N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

Various versions of valsartan, losartan and irbesartan drugs have been part of the recalls. These medications are part of a large class called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), which lower blood pressure by widening or relaxing blood vessels…”

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Neutral Perspective: Technology- Mobile Phones are “good” and/or “bad”?

What is the difference between a cell phone and a mobile phone ? quora.com
“..Shahin Cassim
Shahin Cassim, Executive
Answered Nov 9 2017 · Author has 157 answers and 87.6k answer views

A mobile phone is a broader term used when a phone is mobile, i.e not connected by wires. The term mobile phone is agnostic of technology and covers satellite phones, cell phones or Wi-Fi phones..”

Good

Smartphones

The Advantages of Smartphones – YouTube

Syahir Rokib
Published on Aug 19, 2013
This infographic video shows The Advantages and Disadvantages of Smartphones.
Motion graphic by Syahir Rokib.

Neutral Perspective

Cell phone advantages and disadvantages – YouTube

Good and Bad Points of Mobile Phones – YouTube

10 advantages and disadvantages of mobile phone.

Theatrical Performances

Dead Man’s Cell Phone – YouTube

A Nagging Call to Tidy Up an Unfinished Life By CHARLES ISHERWOODMARCH 5, 2008 nytimes.com

“..Her theme in “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” is the paradoxical ability of the title device (and the people who use it) both to unite and isolate. Gordon’s mother, played with glistening imperiousness by Kathleen Chalfant, ends her funeral oration by calling for a certain hymn by Rodgers and Hammerstein: “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

“That’s right,” she adds dryly, her eulogy having been interrupted by the telltale sound of a muffled phone. “Because you’ll always have a machine in your pocket that might ring.”

But the machine in the pocket means that wherever you are present, you are potentially absent too. “I never had a cellphone,” Jean reflects. “I didn’t want to be there, you know. Like if your phone is on you’re supposed to be there. Sometimes I like to disappear. But it’s like — when everyone has their cellphones on, no one is there. It’s like we’re all disappearing the more we’re there.”..”

more..

Good News Theatre
https://www.facebook.com/groups/676072462404186/

Bad

Smart Phones

Why I Downgraded from a Smart Phone to Flip Phone

The Raw Life Health Show
Published on Aug 28, 2017
I finally did it! I downgraded from my smart phone to a old school flip phone. Since I stopped using my iPhone I feel so much better. In this video I share the reasons why I traded my iPhone for a non-smartphone flip. Yes a dumb phone!

Why I Use a Flip Phone in 2017¿

Using a Flip Phone For 5 Days!

Good News Computers
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Spotlight: Who was Michael Jackson (“king of pop music”)?

New MJ Documentary: March, 2017 (Man in the Mirror) with Earnest Valentino


“..Published on Apr 3, 2017

Earnest Valentino makes several appearances as the adult Michael Jackson throughout the Documentary which shows the pain, and suffering Michael Jackson endured while being used, abused, and accused from those he thought were his friends.

This was very difficult for me, and challenging to say the least….”

-Early Life Battles



‘…When the Jackson 5 reached national fame with Motown, Michael was only 11 years old. In short time he and his brothers were touring around the country to audiences that including thousands of adoring female fans. During these road trips, Michael witnessed sexual liaisons between his brothers and female groupies – they often had sex in the same room where he slept. Sometimes his father would sleep with the young women who showed up after performances eager for a connection with the famous family. Joseph warned his sons not to tell their mother about his secret and no matter how much Michael may have wanted to expose his father, for a Jehovah’s Witness, a father’s word is gospel. A key scripture repeated over and over again is the one admonishing children to honor their father and mother in all things. If a child questions their parent, or fails to submit to their direction, it is viewed as a sin against God, so it creates an atmosphere where its seems best to stay quiet and say nothing. Michael expressed disgust by his father’s behavior and betrayal of his mother but said nothing to her about it – he was torn. Disobey his father and God, or lie to his mother – it was an difficult choice he preferred not to make…”

“..Things came to a head over the Thriller video. Michael came up with the concept for the Thriller video after watching the horror-fantasy film An American Werewolf in London. He hired its director, John Landis to direct the 14 min video which included special effects combining illusion with reality. In the video Michael is transformed into a monster who dances with a troupe of ghouls newly emerged from their graves. It was a unique and revolutionary concept and approach to music videos that would transform MTV and the music business generally, but to church elders it was viewed as advocating Satanism and the occult. When they confronted him about it – Michael initially refused to repudiate his work. However, when he was threatened with disfellowshipping – spiritual death – if he failed to comply, Michael became very upset. He called his lawyer – John Branca – and ordered him to destroy the master tapes of the video, which had cost more than one million dollars to produce. After days of back and forth, with Michael repeatedly asserting the tapes had to be destroyed – his lawyer came up with a compromise. He suggested that Michael could place a disclaimer at the beginning of the video stating that it did not reflect Michael’s personal or religious convictions. Michael thought this was a great idea and agreed to do so. The disclaimer, [“Due to my strong personal convictions , I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in the occult-Michael Jackson“] viewed by millions of people who watched Thriller on MTV – got Michael a reprieve from the church – at least in the short run. However, the issues surrounding the Thriller video was not the only problem Michael faced with church elders…”

‘…Michael: Right, I’m trying to imitate Jesus in the fact that he said to be like children, to love children, to be as pure as children and to make yourself as innocent and to see the world through eyes of wonderment and the whole magical quality of it all – and I love that. And we’ll have like a hundred bald headed children, they all have cancer and they’re all running around…..”

-Criminal Charges

Michael Jackson child abuse case: New shock revelations from his lawyer and manager By Stefan Kyriazis
PUBLISHED: 12:08, Wed, Jun 22, 2016 | UPDATED: 13:22, Wed, Jun 22, 2016 express.co.uk
“..Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris, has defended her father against allegations of child pornography, and a new book, Making Michael by Mike Smallcombe, features testimony from over 60 of Michael Jacksons’ colleagues, staff and friends.

It reveals that Micahel may have been drugged by his own investigator to get him out of the country before police could arrest him in 1993.

It also reveals that Michael himself did not want to settle the subsequent court case with Chandler’s family, but Elizabeth Taylor persuaded him to do so.

Plus, Michael’s own lawyer says whether he personally believed the star was guilty of any sexual acts with the young boys he invited to Neverland…

“’I thought that paying a substantial amount of money would forever tarnish his reputation, and injure him professionally. But he was listening to Elizabeth Taylor, and I suspect that she had the attitude where she told him, ‘Michael you’ve got all the money in the world, why do you need a trial?’

“‘He had a very good lawyer in Johnnie Cochran, who was convinced he would have won an acquittal. It’s very tough to lose a case in which you are innocent.””

Jordy Chandler disappears: Boy now aged 36 who sparked Michael Jackson’s pedophile scandal in 1993 cannot be found for deposition in a separate sex abuse case By Dailymail.com Reporters Published: 21:32 EDT, 6 November 2016 | Updated: 03:20 EDT, 7 November 2016
“…Finaldi said Robson wasn’t the only child Jackson, Staikos and his companies lured to Neverland Ranch.

‘(Staikos) would call parents and say, “Hey, he wants to meet you, come down to the ranch,’ Finaldi told the New York Daily News.

Finaldi said the family’s plane tickets and food would be paid for. They would arrive to the ranch in a limousine, and be given gifts from the staff.

‘Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap,’ he told the New York Daily News.

‘It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse.’

Jackson’s estate called Robson’s allegations ‘less than credible’, but the choreographer said he would never make such public claims for money.

‘The idea that I would make all of this up and put myself, my wife, my son, my entire family through this extremely stressful and painful experience all for money is incomprehensible,’ he said.

‘I’ve lived in silence and denial for 22 years and I can’t spend another moment in that.’
..”

Michael Jackson: The Footage You Were Never Meant To See…

Family

Michael Jackson Rare Funny Moments. Don’t Mess With Michael!


“Published on Oct 16, 2016

Compilation of Rare funny Michael Jackson moments, Also moments Michael Jackson caught acting like a Boss. Don’t mess with Michael Jackson. Rare Clips.

Michael Jackson Private Home Movies HD 720P

-Parents

60 Minutes | Katherine Jackson Interview | A Mother’s Pain [FULL] 1/09/2013

Music

Michael Jackson | Album Discography | AllMusic allmusic.com
Michael Jackson Discography at Discogs discogs.com

Michael Jackson ‎– HIStory – Past, Present And Future – Book I discogs.com

Michael Jackson – HIStory [Disc 1] (Album)

Michael Jackson – You Are Not Alone (Official Video) – YouTube

Music: Karaoke-“You Are Not Alone” (originally from Michael Jackson) by “Crazy Lil Sal” creativemusicartsy.wordpress.com

Music: Karaoke-“Man in the Mirror” by (MJ) Crazy lil’ Sal creativemusicartsy.wordpress.com

Concerts

michael jackson – billie jean live first time moonwalk

Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal – Live in Munich 1997


“Published on Nov 6, 2014

Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal – HIStory World Tour Live in Munich 1997
♥♥♥MICHAEL JACKSON♥♥♥”

Michael Jackson – You Are Not Alone – Live Munich 1997 – Widescreen HD

Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us – Live Munich 1997- Widescreen HD

Best of Michael Jackson STAGE FAILS!

Impersonators

Pete Carter as Michael Jackson : Tribute Artist/Impersonator/Look-Alike


“Published on Mar 19, 2013

Pete Carter is a Michael Jackson Tribute Artist based in NJ/NY/PA area.”

Heal the World-“Make it a Better Place”

King of Pop: Michael Jackson-How are you going to help “heal the world…and make it a better place? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Any favorite links, footage, etc.. that you would like to be included here..

Good News Music
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Deep Thought: Should I get my DNA Tested?

Taking a DNA Test

Taking a DNA Test support.ancestry.com
“…Steps
Follow these guidelines:

Brush your teeth and/or use mouthwash.
Don’t eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum or tobacco for 30 minutes after brushing your teeth and before providing your saliva sample.
To encourage saliva production, gently rub your cheeks from the outside (pressing them against your teeth and gums) before spitting into the tube.
If you find it hard to produce saliva, place 1/4 teaspoon of white table sugar on your tongue.
If you can’t produce enough saliva in one try, refrigerate your tube in an upright position between attempts. You can refrigerate your sample for up to a week before needing to add it to the blue solution in the saliva tube. ..”

How Safe is Your Information When You Use a DNA Testing Kit?
by Jessa Barron October 22, 2015 nextadvisor.com
“..They can help us discover more about our origins and even help us connect to family members we didn’t know we had. While there are questions about how these tests are completed, one of the more pertinent questions relates to the security of these tests. Many are concerned with who has access to your DNA test once it’s sent back into the lab and what the lab can legally do with your DNA. To help you determine how safe your information is if you use a DNA testing kit, we answer some of the most common questions when it comes to protecting your information and test results…”

Risks of DNA Testing in Search for Ancestors May 30, 20069:00 AM ET npr.org

“..I should point out that, when you look at the mitochondria and you look at the Y chromosome, it is only looking at one chapter in the 23 chapters of the DNA history. And DNA is, if you want to think about it in a more practical term, it’s like a tape recorder. And it records all of your ancestral migrations, and it has nothing to do with politics, or race, or religion. It is only recording those events, and half of it comes from your mother and half of it comes from your father. But it’s not always equal.

So, that being said, parents and children do not necessarily always inherit, let’s say the minor components of a genetic ancestry. So you might have three children, and one child would inherit, let’s say, a 15 percent sub-Saharan African content, and the second child will inherit none. And that’s just the DNA shuffle, as we call it. ..

But we also know that this DNA and this racial categorization is used in forensics and in criminology, in ways that your own privacy might be subject to a court order, for example. To find out if any relatives in your family might be involved in some activity. “

What DNA Testing Companies’ Terrifying Privacy Policies Actually Mean Kristen V. Brown Senior Writer, Gizmodo. gizmodo.com
‘..Lucky for you, Gizmodo slogged though every line of Ancestry.com, 23andMe, and Helix’s privacy, terms of service, and research policies with the help of experts in privacy, law and consumer protection. It wasn’t fun. We fell asleep at least once. And what we found wasn’t pretty.

“It’s basically like you have no privacy, they’re taking it all,” said Joel Winston, a consumer protection lawyer. “When it comes to DNA tests, don’t assume you have any rights.”..

here’s what you need to know before giving away your genetic information.
Testing companies can claim ownership of your DNA

Okay, so your DNA is inside of you. A corporation can’t really claim ownership of it. But they can claim ownership of the DNA sample you send them, and the analysis they run on it, including the resulting information on the makeup of your genome.

When it comes to Ancestry, while the company recently revised its policy to state that it “does not claim any ownership rights in the DNA that is submitted for testing,” another clause in its policies asserts that even if they don’t actually own your DNA, the company can use that DNA basically however it wants: …

Pitts also pointed out that if a genetic testing company was bought, there’s no telling how a new owner might handle the data….

The other thing that’s clear is that genetic testing companies are definitely selling information to third parties for medical research in order to make money. ..

Not to mention, while the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act allegedly prevents health insurers and workplaces from discriminating based on your genetic information, gaps in the law mean that life, long-term care, or disability insurance providers as well as the military can still make decisions based on findings from your DNA. ..

Genetic testing companies may promise to not share information with insurers without your consent, but that doesn’t stop an insurer from asking you whether you have ever taken any genetic tests. And if the answer is yes, you could be compelled to share information relevant to your health. (A new health care bill and seemingly stalled legislation introduced last March in the house both further threaten to challenge protections that allow you to keep your genetic information private.)…

If you do not read those documents—and many don’t—you’re missing the fine print that explains how your DNA can be used, misused, leaked, hacked, sold and commodified without your knowledge or deliberate consent.

Privacy risks lurk in DNA tests, experts warn By Patrick Cain National Online Journalist, News Global News August 15, 2016 8:00 am globalnews.ca
“..But others are curious about the complex, highly personal information about you coded in your DNA: drug companies, insurers, sometimes police.

And once you put your cheek swab in the mail, you risk permanently losing control over a complete copy of your genetic data, linked to your real identity.
Related

Should insurers see the secrets locked in your genes?
Liberal MP Rob Oliphant announces bill to prevent genetic discrimination
Internet of Things our ‘biggest threat to privacy,’ expert warns

“I think you have to assume that you’re going to lose control over that information,” warns Ann Cavoukian, a former Ontario privacy commissioner who runs the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University…

Closing a 23andMe account doesn’t necessarily mean the company’s copy of your genetic data will disappear:

“We allow customers to close their accounts. It’s a bit complicated by our regulatory compliance for laboratories in the United States, which requires that raw information be held for a minimum of 10 years. The information will be de-identified, but will continue to be stored for that set amount of time.”…”

…Your genetic data can show your odds of getting diseases, like the BRCA1 genetic mutation that can mean a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Some diseases, like Huntington’s disease, are genetic, and susceptibility can be read from someone’s genetic information. With the science of genetics in its infancy, it’s impossible to know what can be told about you from your DNA in the future.

“With genetic data, it is very concrete, in terms of a road map to your physical conditions,” Cavoukian says….

“We are very clear that users own and control their data,” ancestry.com spokesperson Patrick Erlich wrote in an e-mail. “They can download it, ask us to delete it and destroy the sample, and can revoke their opt-in consent to participate in research projects at any time.”

“As disclosed in our policies, DNA samples are stored without personally identifying information at either a testing laboratory or other storage facility and may be kept by us unless or until circumstances require us to destroy the sample, or it is no longer suitable for testing purposes. ”

So what should an individual do? Like any other decision about digital privacy, the answer really comes down to your own comfort level, and how you perceive the trade-off between some information now and a potential privacy breach in the future…”
CORRECTION: Ancestry.com Hands Over Client DNA Test Results to Cops Witho̶u̶t̶ a Warrant*-
A pretty good way to discourage people from using gene testing services

Ronald Bailey|May. 6, 2015 1:11 pm reason.com/blog

-Health Liabilities?

The Risks and Benefits of 23andMe DNA Analysis | Healdove healdove.com

“..
In the event of corporate bankruptcy, consumers’ genetic data would likely be considered a corporate asset and sold. That is what happened when deCODE, a prior competitor of 23andMe, went bankrupt in 2009. Pharmaceutical giant Amgen purchased the company in December 2012 for $415M, in part for its large data bank.

You may learn about your own health risks or carrier status and by extension the potential risks and carrier status of your relatives…”

Is home genetic testing safe and reliable? – The Feed

Differences Between Companies

Ancestry DNA vs 23andMe: Full Comparison

23andMe, Ancestry and Selling Your DNA Information 23andMe, Posted on December 30, 2015 dna-explained.com
“..However, opting out of his higher level DOES NOT stop the company from utilizing, sharing or selling your anonymized DNA and data. Anonymized data means your identity and what they consider identifying information has been removed.

Many people think that if you opt-out, your DNA and data is never shared or sold, but according to 23andMe and Ancestry’s own documentation, that’s not true. Opt-out is not truly opt-out. It’s only opting out of them sharing your non-anonymized data – meaning just the higher level of participation only. They still share your anonymized data in aggregated fashion…”
Uprooted: The dangers of DNA testing
Virginia Hughes | October 1, 2013 | MATTER geneticliteracyproject.org
“Searching your genetic ancestry can certainly be fun: You can trace the migration patterns of 10,000-year-old ancestors, or discover whether a distant relative ruled a continent or rode on the Mayflower. But the technology can just as easily unearth more private acts—infidelities, sperm donations, adoptions—of more recent generations, including previously unknown behaviors of your grandparents, parents, and even spouses. Family secrets have never been so vulnerable…”

Problems with AncestryDNA’s Genetic Ethnicity Prediction? Blaine Bettinger19 June 2012 201 Comments thegeneticgenealogist.com
“…
Different Reference Populations and Algorithms

As I suggested above, different companies use different reference populations and algorithms to create a biogeographical estimate, which can result in varying estimates.

For example, in my previous review of AncestryDNA’s Genetic Ethnicity Prediction, I compared my genetic ethnicity results from three companies (Ancestry.com, 23andMe, and FTDNA), and found that their results varied considerably. I’m not surprised by this, but I do expect that over time – as the industry arrives at more standard reference populations and algorithms (which the cheap whole-genome sequencing revolution will enable) – that estimates from different companies will align much more closely. Be patient and enjoy being a pioneer…”

Database ?

DNA database: who’s watching your genes? – YouTube

Proposing a new world DNA order – YouTube

Police collecting DNA from random citizens to create database …

Others

My DNA Results: AncestryDNA vs 23andMe, & thoughts about the slave trade

*Ancestry DNA had more “Scandinavian compared to 23 & Me”
Ancestry DNA had more Southeast Africa to 23 & Me (more Western Africa)
*slave trade

Family Tree DNA Vs Ancestry Test Results Comparison Autosomal YDna MtDna Two People Tested Versus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFPvBWnman4
*Family Tree DNA does more updates of others doing DNA test related to you
*ANcestry DNA charges for updates if you request them after getting the results

Comparing 4 Major DNA Companies

Honoring our Past
Published on May 7, 2018
Science Behind DNA Testing: https://youtu.be/LyKUkUgqw0Q

Ethnicity DNA Test Results vs Family Tree: https://youtu.be/C_N5fL3wjlo

Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com DNA Test Results and Understanding: https://youtu.be/hfCNpByLiXc
*$74, takes 6 weeks, shows migration patterns in a map

LivingDNA.com
Living DNA Test Results and Understanding: https://youtu.be/wRa21cf0koU
*swab test, takes 8 weeks,
*XX chromosomes (mitochond , female) XY chromosomes (male)

myheritage.com/dna
My Heritage DNA Test Result and Understanding: https://youtu.be/0SAQjLY8DTU
$59, shows family tree, events in your family tree in a clickable map,

23andme.com
23andMe DNA Test Results and Understanding: https://youtu.be/wxCsch9zeXM
*spit, takes “6-8 weeks”,

-Results didn’t show?

Ask Ancestry Anne: Where Is My Native American DNA? blogs.ancestry.com
“..So how much of your great-great-grandmother’s DNA are you likely to have? Probably around 1.5625%! And that may not be enough to detect Native American ethnicity.

dna percentage2

If you can find older generations on that line to test, I recommend that. Also, get brothers, sisters and cousins tested. You never know who might have enough DNA to be detected.

Even if you find the DNA connection, you will still want to follow the paper trail. I recommend our Native American Research Guide to get you started.

Happy searching!.”

At-Home DNA Tests Might Not Be as Accurate as You Think
https://youtu.be/B0WMjDqIYH0
“Seeker
Published on Aug 11, 2017
DNA tests are a popular resource for people wanting to understand their ancestry and disease probability. But how accurate are these tests?

We Got Our DNA Tested, Here’s How It Actually Works – https://youtu.be/dbiv6BAmdF4

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Seeking Ancestry in DNA Ties Uncovered by Tests

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/12/us/…

“Genetic tests, once obscure tools for scientists, have begun to influence everyday lives in many ways. The tests are reshaping people’s sense of themselves – where they came from, why they behave as they do, what disease might be coming their way.”

Revamped DNA Test Kit Back on Shelves

https://www.seeker.com/revamped-dna-t…

“The company also promised ‘personalized insights based on analysis of 650,000 genetic variations,’ and the ‘only service available direct-to-consumer with reports that meet FDA standards.'”

DNA Test Sheds Light on Mystery Deaths

https://www.seeker.com/dna-test-sheds…

“A new DNA test can restore at least part of the identity of long-dead people who left no trace of their image, scientists reported on Monday. The technique has revealed the hair and eye colours of unknown individuals slaughtered as sub-humans by the Nazis and of a mystery woman buried alongside monks in a mediaeval crypt, they said.”

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Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.

-> Triplets

These Stunning Triplets Took A DNA Test With Unexpected Results! hooch.net

…As far as genetics goes, all three of the triplets had their result show up as being 99% European. However, it was when that percentage began to be broken down that some real discrepancies began to arise. As the results were revealed on the show, the girls, the audience and even the doctors themselves were more and more shocked at the results. First, it was revealed that Erica had around 16% Irish and British ancestry, however Nicole had 18% Irish and British ancestry. Well, that seems to be fairly minor so far right? It was only going to get crazier as more was revealed! ..l

Different Ancestry?

The rest of the results continued to deviate from what was expected. The 23andMe test showed that while all three girls had French and German heritage, each triplet had a different percentage. Nicole had 11% French and German, Jaclyn had 18% and Erica had 22.3%. Twenty-two to eleven percent seems like a pretty drastic difference for triplets with identical DNA. For their Doctors segment, each time a new percentage was revealed it would flash on the screen and the audience would react in absolute amazement. The girls themselves were also clearly very confused about how their differing results could happen.

The final ethnicity to be revealed was the girls’ Scandinavian heritage. And for this one, yet another shocker was revealed. Two of the girls, Erica and Jaclyn both had the exact same results with the same percentage of Scandinavian ancestry at 7.4%. However, Nicole had a totally different and higher percentage at 11.4% Scandinavian. The Doctors, the Inside Edition reporter, and the Dahm triplets themselves were totally shocked at the amazing results. It turns out, these amazing ancestry DNA results might reveal even more about DNA science than previously known…
Dr. Travis Stork said, “I think the answer here is that we’ve come so far in terms of genetic testing, but you can’t just spit in a cup and have every single answer that you are looking for.” On Inside Edition, another set of triplets had similar results with another DNA kit. Only one set of triplets had results that were extremely close which was a test done with Ancestry DNA. Perhaps one day, at-home testing for ancestry will become even more streamlined and accurate. However, in the meantime it’s definitely interesting to get a peek inside where your ancestors may have descended from many years ago!

The at-home tests seem to be imperfect as far as percentages go, however they do undoubtedly offer insight into one’s background and ethnic makeup. Lisa mentioned on the show that while she was very interested in pursuing her own ethnic background, she might not go the route of the at-home DNA test. Instead, she said she would probably have a personalized test run by a doctor or genetic scientist. This kind of testing is definitely on the more expensive side, but are probably far more accurate. However, if you’re on a limited budget but still want to know more, an at-home test certainly won’t do you any harm! …

Family Roots
Elie Dolgin
January 18, 2011 Kurt Hoffman forward.com
“…
DNA tests to uncover Jewish origins have been offered for decades by companies such as Houston-based Family Tree DNA and DNA Tribes of Arlington, Va. They have shown, for example, that many Hispanic Americans likely descended from Jews who were forced to convert or hide their religion more than 500 years ago in Spain and Portugal. Yet although standard ancestry-testing platforms can point to centuries-old Jewish origins, none would have flagged Pickrell’s relatively recent Semitic pedigree.

That’s because most DNA tests have traditionally relied on only two small parts of the genome: the Y-chromosome, which is passed down almost unchanged from father to son, and mitochondria, which mothers pass faithfully to their offspring. Because these stretches of DNA remain relatively consistent from one generation to the next, they are particularly useful for testing direct-line paternal and maternal ancestry, respectively; however, they essentially ignore the bulk of someone’s DNA ancestry and cannot detect genetic signatures that cross gender lines…

CeCe Moore, a 41-year-old amateur genealogist who runs a television production company in Orange County, Calif., is one such customer. In 2008, Moore tested her mitochondrial DNA and her father’s Y chromosome, but found no traces of Jewish heritage. Then, last year, she obtained her DNA readout from 23andMe and learned that a small but significant amount of her genome appeared to be of Ashkenazi origin…”

momondo – The DNA Journey


“Published on Sep 30, 2010

Ola tells CNN’s World’s Untold Stories about her experience when she found out her Neo-Nazi husband was also Jewish.”

My Dad isn’t my “Dad”

READING MY ANCESTRY DNA RESULTS! I BEEN LIED TO MY ENTIRE LIFE!

ANCESTRY DNA RESULTS! *SHOCKING* HER DAD ISN’T HER REAL DAD

Found my Dad

Did Ancestry.com DNA Just Find My Dad?

OTHERS

10 Shocking Results from DNA Ancestry Tests
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BgWM5LE_i8
#6 Cobb, Neo Nazi found he was 14% Sub-African, etc..

Adopted

Adopted DNA Test Results – NOT What I Expected 🤯 Mind Blown

Midlife Credo
Published on Nov 27, 2018
Ancestry and 23andMe DNA test results SURPRSE! Heads up, DNA testing for adoptees can be complicated! I told you I wasn’t looking for my birth parents or biological family and it was 100% true. I’m happily adopted and love my REAL adopted parents and siblings. But when I got the results of my DNA tests from Ancestry DNA and 23andMe it changed my life FOREVER.

To be completely honest, I’m still processing everything that has happened. If my Ancestry adoption story is convoluted, please understand that it’s confusing to me, too! This is all so new and unexpected and…bizarre.

PLEASE, if you have a DNA adoption story to share, I’d love to hear it. Now more than ever!

📹 My Adoption Story – Why I’m NOT Searching for Birth Parents – DNA Test?

🐧 TWEET the crazy story: https://ctt.ac/4F_Zx

AFRICANS

Ancestry DNA Results (Grandma edition)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9u-FY5qFNA
*10% European

SHOCKING African Ancestry DNA Results. I’m UPSET! | Nia Hope
100% European???

Nia Hope
Published on Oct 27, 2018
Hi! I took my African Ancestry DNA Test hoping for certain results, but could have never guessed what the actual results turned out to be. Watch to see my live reaction!!

ASIAN

Asian Americans Take A DNA Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZR_vMU8db8
*you inherit 50% of your parent’s DNA
*Asian Indian woman shared she was %100 Indian, but when her mom got the test -she got 7% European, which explains Grandma’s blondish hair, which this Indian women didn’t get this European DNA -that explains why she didn’t get the European %

JEWISH

My DNA Results REVEALED! 23andMe || Mayim Bialik

Mix

Ethnically Ambiguous People Take A DNA Test

Racists

CNN: Neo-Nazi Skinhead finds out he is Jewish

“Lost Tribes of Israel”

“Hidden Jews” traced to N.M. Catholicism By ELECTA DRAPER | The Denver Post
March 4, 2006 at 3:26 pm denverpost.com
“..Albuquerque – When the Rev. Bill Sanchez was a little boy growing up in Santa Fe, his family expected he would become a priest.

Their Spanish nickname for him meant “Little Priest.” It was just something in the manner of the soft-spoken young Catholic, now the 53- year-old pastor of St. Edwin Parish in Albuquerque.

And, as Sanchez recently discovered through DNA testing, he is part of a priesthood tradition thousands of years old…”

Jewish researcher attacks DNA evidence linking Jews to Israel Jon Entine | Genetic Literacy Project | May 13, 2013 geneticliteracyproject.org
“..Khazarian myth

Elhaik, who is now a post-doctoral researcher at Johns Hopkins, is recirculating the debunked “Khazarian hypothesis” promoted by journalist Arthur Koestler in his 1976 book, The Thirteenth Tribe, written before scientists had the tools to compare genomes and challenge his conclusion…”

Crime

5 things to know about the Golden State Killer’s case Author: Staff
Published: 11:07 AM PDT April 27, 2018
Updated: 1:11 PM PDT April 27, 2018 kare11.com
ABC10’s Walt Gray sat down with criminal defense attorney Don Heller to learn more about what’s next for the suspect as he awaits his legal fate.
“..4. Genealogy plays a major role in this case. Investigators used a free genealogy website to connect the killer’s to the crimes. Lead investigator Paul Holes said authorities didn’t need a court order to access GEDMatch’s large database. Heller explained, the information collected about the East Area Rapist’s distant relatives from the site was enough to move the case forward. ..”

Biblical Perspective?

*see Neutral Pespective: The Bible is God’s Word and Not? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Bible Family Tree biblefamilytree.info

A Biblical Perspective On Deep Ancestry Genetics

The Genealogy of Christ, 1611 King James Bible library.osu.edu

Origins: Noah’s Flood Genetics

Adam and Eve Family Tree adamandevefamilytree.com

The Genealogy in the Bible as a story!!!

The Gospel in Genesis
A Hidden Message
by Chuck Missler • February 1, 1996 khouse.org
“…And, indeed, the year that Methuselah died, the flood came.[3]

It is interesting that Methuselah’s life, in effect, was a symbol of God’s mercy in forestalling the coming judgment of the flood. Therefore, it is fitting that his lifetime is the oldest in the Bible, speaking of the extensiveness of God’s mercy.

The Other Names
If there is such significance in Methuselah’s name, let’s examine the other names to see what may lie behind them…

That’s rather remarkable:

Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest.

Here’s the Gospel hidden within a genealogy in Genesis!…”

Chuck Missler: Adam – Noah; The Genealogy, The … – YouTube

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Neutral Perspective: Masturbation is “good” and “bad”?

GOOD

10 Reasons To Make Masturbation Part Of Your Wellness Routine by Alexandra JamiesonMay 5, 2015 10:42 AM mindbodygreen.com
“..Through working with thousands of women as a health coach (in addition to my own personal experience), masturbation has been both an uncomfortable topic to talk about — while also being a powerful healing technique. It’s time to finally embrace it.

Masturbation has gotten a bad reputation, mainly because religion and culture tell us it’s a sin. The Bible doesn’t explicitly talk about masturbation, although there is some stern warning against “spilling your seed on the ground.” The Catholic Church decided that masturbation (sometimes referred to as “onanism” after Onin, a Biblical character) was a sin deserving of eternal damnation.

By the time World War I came around, onanism was being called “self-abuse” and described in medical texts as more dangerous to young boys than lying or stealing. Girls and women aren’t even mentioned, as if “the fairer sex” couldn’t even possibly do something so dirty.

So it stands to reason that most of us would feel some traces of shame, guilt, or even fear when practicing this very natural act. But take heart from the animal world and modern science! Dozens of mammal, bird, and insect species have been documented to masturbate in captivity and in the wild. From penguins, to dolphins, horses, and even porcupines, mother nature has no judgment when it comes to wrapping your hand, wing, or fin, around your own personal magic wand. ..”

NEUTRAL

Masturbation Debate (Part 1) , from youtube.com
“..Published on Aug 17, 2012

One of the most common topics that gets debated in our ministry is masturbation. Is it a sin? Does the Bible say anything about it? Does it even matter when talking about sexual purity? These and many other questions come up over and over. This 3-part series will help shed light on this issue from a biblical perspective…”

WOMEN

Masturbation: Is It Wrong? Dr. Juli Slattery todayschristianwoman.com
Yes . . . and no. Guidelines for sorting out a complicated question.
“.. 1. What are you thinking about?

While masturbation itself isn’t immoral, the sexual fantasies that usually go with it may be. Most women only masturbate when they are thinking about or looking at something sexual. Sexual fantasies about someone you are not married to are, as Jesus stated, “adultery of the heart.”

“But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman [or man] with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:28)

If you are single, fantasizing even about some fictional sexy guy is promoting lustful thoughts. If you are married and fantasizing about another man, you are violating, in your mind and heart, your promise to give yourself sexually only to your husband. On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with a married woman fantasizing about her own husband…

2. What is your motive?

The Bible makes it clear that God is very concerned about our motives. For example, giving money to your church might be a wonderful act of worship or an empty gesture, depending upon the attitude of your heart. The same can be true of masturbation.
….
3. Is it mastering you? (No pun intended.)

The apostle Paul taught that “nothing should master” us. In other words, we shouldn’t be controlled or addicted to anything…

4. Am I honoring God with my body?

“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19–20)….

BAD

Can Christians Masturbate?


“Published on Jun 9, 2013

This video uses common Protestant theology to show that masturbation for Christians does not need to be such a guilt-ridden, condemning act as it is often treated.

For my regular subscribers, please note that I am not using a skeptical method of analyzing doctrine but am staying within the bounds of commonly accepted Protestant beliefs.
(Essence of Spring by Jeff Woodall licensed by http://www.ambientsoundgarden.com)”

Christian girls talking about sex and masturbation


“Published on Jul 18, 2014

2014 : http://www.marcellee.com”

Negative Effects of Masturbation
September 24, 2012 by Andrew Michell howtostopmasturbation.com
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Does masturbation have negative effects? Scientists published this very revealing graph in the Archives of Sexual Behavior here. You can see that as masturbation increases the satisfaction with life decreases. The more a person masturbates the more dissatisfied a person may become. This leads to depression, unhappiness, lack of motivation, and other problems. (click to enlarge picture)

If masturbation is so healthy as so many claim then why are so many people here complaining of pain and negative effects from masturbating? Religion has nothing to do with it because even non religious people experience the same pains and negative side effects. Actually %100 of the data from this study came from Sweden, which is the most atheistic country* in the western world! The more often atheists masturbate the worse they feel. Some will reply “But masturbation is okay unless you are doing it 10 times a day.” Look at the graph. People who feel the worst masturbate only 10 times a month. ..”

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Neutral Perspective: Housing for Mental-Physical Challenged “Wasteful” or NOT?

NPR : People with Mental Illness, Who Needs Housing, Housing First npr.org
“..But in 1998, 283,800 people with mental illnesses were incarcerated in American jails or prisons – four times the number in state mental hospitals, according to the Department of Justice. “These days, the largest single provider of housing for people with severe mental illness is the criminal justice system,” says Sperling. ..

Today’s reality falls far short of the vision of four decades ago, when the deinstitutionalization movement was born. In theory, people were to move from mental hospitals into community mental health care systems, and be reintegrated into towns and neighborhoods where they’d get services and shelter. Several studies have shown the idea can work, and thousands of Americans with mental illness have benefited — but thousands more have failed to get adequate follow-up, treatment and assistance.
..

The supportive housing model also saves taxpayers money, experts say. Researchers at Berkeley University’s Goldman School of Public Policy examined the consequences of providing supportive housing for 250 people with mental illness. Before moving in, the participants had made frequent use of emergency rooms and hospitals, costing thousands of dollars per person annually. Once the people were placed in supportive housing, the study found a 58 percent decrease in emergency room visits, a corresponding drop in hospital stays, and virtual elimination of their use of residential mental health facilities. …

Approximately one-third of the nation’s homeless have a severe mental illness. Many others with mental illness end up living nomadically, moving among the homes of parents and other family members. Outside the family, group homes are the primary housing option for people with mental illness, but they often face stiff resistance from neighbors: “There are huge NIMBY (not-in-my-backyard) battles about establishing a four-person home for people with depression,” says Allen. ..”

Maine

Our View: Maine government puts group homes at risk by cutting rates Posted December 11, 2016 pressherald.com

Families are right to be worried about the loss of services for adults with disabilities.
The Editorial Board
“..Mary Mayhew, Maine’s health and human services commissioner, wrote a Dec. 8 column in the Portland Press Herald, accusing the paper of “needlessly frighten(ing) families and vulnerable individuals,” because it reported how cuts to reimbursement rates were undermining the system of community-based services for people with developmental challenges. (“Maine used to be a leader in caring for adults with intellectual handicaps. What went wrong?” Dec. 4)..”

Minnesota

1 person, 1 home, millions of dollars By: Jeff Baillon Posted:Feb 02 2017 07:11PM CST fox9.com
“…One person lives in the three bedroom home and state employees come and go around the clock. There are at least three per shift and they are hired to support the needs of the lone occupant.

“They really don’t need a house this size for one person,” neighbor Bob Krahn said.

The Fox 9 Investigators discovered it is costing taxpayers almost a million dollars a year.

An 18-year-old man, whose initials are W.O., was placed in the home last summer.

W.O. is a ward of the state, has intellectual and developmental disabilities and a history of difficult behavior.

“Handled the right way it’s a good thing for a neighborhood because we need to see people of all abilities,” Lemoyne Corgard, a neighbor, said.”

Part 2: Alone and at risk in Minnesota’s group homes Story by Chris Serres and Glenn Howatt • Photos by David Joles • Star Tribune StarTribune.com NOVEMBER 9, 2015 — 12:00AM
Set up to be safe havens, some group homes for the disabled have become remote “prisons,” where residents are vulnerable to violence and neglect.

“..Remote clusters

Minnesota’s reliance on group homes dates to the late 1970s, when it led the nation in shutting down large state hospitals that housed people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. The state encouraged small, private group homes as a more humane and cost-effective alternative, and subsidized them through Medicaid and other programs…”

And though group homes were meant for people needing 24-hour care, such as patients with severe mental illnesses, many accept just about anyone with an intellectual or developmental disability. Records show that even clients who need just basic assistance with daily activities — like cooking meals or catching the bus — can wind up in group homes that cost up to $80,000 per person per year….

New York

GROUP HOMES OVERPAID Posted on Jun 30, 2015 11:00am PDT nyrealestatelawblog.com
“.. The state’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities’ Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office (DDSO) skirted state procurement laws for more than 1,400 purchases worth more than $1 million, gave one vendor an unfair advantage in obtaining the state’s business and overpaid for hundreds of household items, according to an audit recently released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

“The state’s procurement process is intended to ensure fair competition, guard against favoritism, and protect taxpayers,” DiNapoli said. “By failing to follow the state’s procurement requirements, Finger Lakes DDSO wasted taxpayer dollars and gave an unfair advantage to one vendor. This cannot continue, and our recommendations should be implemented immediately.”

The Finger Lakes DDSO is responsible for coordinating services for approximately 1,500 persons with developmental disabilities living in 150 group homes across eight counties. Employees at each group home routinely purchase food and household items necessary to keep the homes operational.

The DDSO purchased food and household items through a centralized contract with Palmer Distributing until the contract expired in June 2012. Thereafter, the DDSO should have purchased items that met their needs first from preferred sources (which are established in state law), then from other centralized contracts, and, last, through a formal competitive process to ensure a fair procurement…”

Children-Youth

Congress to Consider Scaling Down Group Homes for Troubled Children by Joaquin Sapien ProPublica, May 20, 2015, 11:47 a.m. propublica.org
At a hearing in Washington, a renewed call for addressing the violence and neglect that plagues group homes for foster youth.
“..”There is tremendous momentum and truly bipartisan support for this right now, so hopefully we’re at a real turning point,” said Rob Geen, director of policy reform and advocacy for the Casey Foundation. “There are far too many children being separated from their families and being placed in what is available instead of what is best for them. Now we have an agreement that there is a problem and a growing consensus on how to fix it.”

According to the report, 40 percent of children living in group homes don’t have a diagnosis that warrants such a placement. The report suggests that children are often sent to the homes because there is nowhere else for them to go…

Grüber, the former foster child who testified at the hearing, said she certainly would have preferred staying with a family member as opposed to living in a group home for two years.

In an interview, she told ProPublica that when she was first removed from her biological parents’ home at age 15, she was placed with her uncle and his three sons in a three-bedroom home. She wanted to stay there. But she said that the Connecticut Department of Children and Families moved her to a homeless shelter and then into a foster home based on a technicality: that there weren’t enough bedrooms for all the children living in her uncle’s home.

“If I had stayed with my uncle, I would’ve had more stability. It would’ve been so much better to feel more involved with my family. My uncle is very involved in the church. He’s really strict, but I think that would’ve been helpful to me. I needed that structure,” Grüber said….

Kari Sisson, executive director for the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers, told ProPublica that Australia closed its residential programs in the 1990s because foster care was cheaper. In time, she said, foster parents got overwhelmed and quit. Many youngsters ended up homeless or in jail. And Australia had to reopen the homes with more intensive therapeutic services in the mid-2000s.

“The conversation is fair, but it’s not informed,” she said. “I worry that they are making decisions that will seriously affect children who need therapeutic residential treatment. I’ve been a foster parent for many years and there are a lot of kids in the system that can’t live in my house, because it’s not safe for us and it’s not safe for the community. They need a lot more intensive care than a foster parent can offer. It’s very challenging.”

Sisson was not called to testify…”

Greed?

Maryland

Nonprofits reap generous perks April 11, 2005|By JOHN B. O’DONNELL AND JONATHAN D. ROCKOFF articles.baltimoresun.com
Children in private group homes may be shortchanged in care, but the owners can profit handsomely
“..Despite all the gaps in financial accountability, state officials say they don’t plan any major changes. DHR Secretary McCabe says that while department auditors should look at group homes’ financial statements, inspectors lack the expertise to ferret out improper spending. “Our licensing unit is not necessarily designed to do that,” he said.

Diane Coughlin, a health department official, also argues that inspectors lack the skills to police inappropriate spending, even if limits were put on salaries, rent and other non-care items.

“We’d never be able to enforce it,” said Coughlin, director of the Developmental Disabilities Administration, a health department unit that has licensed 35 group home companies with 115 facilities.

“But having said that, do we expect people to spend tax dollars wisely? You’re darn tootin’ we do.”

About the series

In an investigation of state oversight of group homes going back a decade, The Sun found that:

Mistreatment of children has gone unpunished.

People with criminal convictions can – and do – work at group homes.

Taxpayers’ money is often wasted on poor care, denying youths a range of services.

Maryland subsidizes high salaries and perks…”

New York

Reaping Millions in Nonprofit Care for Disabled By RUSS BUETTNERAUG. 2, 2011 nytimes.com
“..Medicaid money created quite a nice life for the Levy brothers from Flatbush, Brooklyn.

The brothers, Philip and Joel, earned close to $1 million a year each as the two top executives running a Medicaid-financed nonprofit organization serving the developmentally disabled.

They each had luxury cars paid for with public money. And when their children went to college, they could pass on the tuition bills to their nonprofit group.

Philip H. Levy went as far as charging the organization $50,400 for his daughter’s living expenses one year when she attended graduate school at New York University. That money paid not for a dorm room, but rather it helped her buy a co-op apartment in Greenwich Village.

The rise of the Levy brothers, from scruffy bearded social workers in the 1970s to millionaires with homes in the Hamptons, Sutton Place and Palm Beach Gardens, reveals much about New York’s system for caring for the developmentally disabled — those with conditions like cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism…”

Homeless Shelters

State Seeks To Move Homeless From Hotel Rooms To Group Homes Rupa Shenoy
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting February 23, 2014 news.wgbh.org
“..Sixteen months ago Espada’s family became homeless, and she applied to the state for help. But Massachusetts has no room left for homeless families. The state’s 2,000 shelters filled up during the recession as parents who lost their jobs, got foreclosed on, got sick, or just couldn’t earn enough became homeless along with their children. So, like roughly 2,000 other families, Espada is living in a hotel paid for by the state…”

Solution-Models?

Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme youtube.com


“..Published on Sep 22, 2016

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), is working across Ireland to reduce disadvantage. SICAP is open to people and groups from different walks of life.

• Are you looking for a job or want to improve your skills?
• Could you benefit from an education or training opportunity?
• Are you in a community group which is working for changes locally?

If yes to any of these, SICAP can help you! To empower yourself or your community, find out more at http://www.pobal.ie..”

Others:

What abilities do you have?..Don’t focus on your “dis-abilities, but your “abilities”! goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com
Health: Mental-How to “fight” mental illness? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

This is such a BIG on-going social issue, so all the article above that I found are just “some” of the challenges and have yet to re”search” the “positives” going on with group homes. Feel free to share any (both negative and bad)..

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